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TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS THE UK HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR: REFLECTIONS ON RECENT UCISA RESEARCH R ICHARD W ALKER, U NIVERSITY OF Y ORK J ULIE V OCE,

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1 TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS THE UK HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR: REFLECTIONS ON RECENT UCISA RESEARCH R ICHARD W ALKER, U NIVERSITY OF Y ORK J ULIE V OCE, I MPERIAL C OLLEGE L ONDON T HE F UTURE OF L EARNING C ONFERENCE, F EBRUARY 2014

2 UCISA ACADEMIC SUPPORT GROUP UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Survey  National survey, undertaken by UCISA, into matters relating to Technology Enhanced Learning in UK Higher Education (HE).  Questionnaire sent to all HE institutions across the UK  Surveys conducted in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010 and At each stage a longitudinal analysis was undertaken.  2014 survey launched in January 2014, report due September 2014  In 2010 and 2012, survey was accompanied by a series of case studies.  View survey and case studies reports at: UCISA good practice case studies  Effective use of mobile technologies (2014):

3 DEVELOPMENTS OVER THE PAST DECADE ( ) Capacity building ( )  HEFCE Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund  Pump-priming supported investment in centrally managed TEL services  Initial investment in Virtual Learning Environments and consideration of Managed Learning Environments Disruption and renewal? (2012- )  MOOCs - Increased interest in online provision and outreach  Flipped classroom  Mobile technologies  Increasing demand from students  Higher Education Academy benchmarking activities  Reflection of e-learning investment and strategic priorities  Consolidation of existing services, e.g. VLE, assessment tools (e-submission, plagiarism detection) Consolidation of TEL services ( )

4 INSTITUTIONAL PROVISION OF TEL TOOLS Tool VLE96%- 100% Other tools: Plagiarism detection-92% E-submission- 89%87% E-assessment77%80%79% E-portfolio64%72%76% Wiki72%75%74% Blog68%74%72% Podcasting69% 62% Source: UCISA 2012 TEL survey

5 ADOPTION OF E-SUBMISSION TOOLS IN COURSE DELIVERY Source: Walker, Voce and Jenkins (2013)

6 Technology Trigger Peak of inflated expectations Trough of disillusionment Slope of enlightenment Plateau of productivity Visibility UK HIGHER EDUCATION TEL HYPE CYCLE Personal Response Systems (Web) Gamification Learning Analytics / Big Data Mobile Learning / BYOD strategies Social bookmarking Virtual Worlds X Podcasting X Virtual Learning Environments Plagiarism Detection Systems E-submission Discussion forums E-assessment (formative) MOOCs Cloud services (Google Apps, Microsoft 365) Document sharing tools Lecture Capture Social networking Web 2.0 (blogs, wikis) E-assessment (summative) E-marking E-Portfolio PRS (Physical) X Maturity Based on the Gartner Hype Cycle methodology arch/methodologies/hype-cycle.jsp arch/methodologies/hype-cycle.jsp

7 CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES  Key challenges:  Mobile technologies  Bring your own device (BYOD) and services (BYOS) Source: UCISA 2012 TEL survey Tool Social networking-81%73% Blog46%59%60% Document sharing tool--52% Social bookmarking30%48%40% Wiki34%51%36% Software tools used by students which are not centrally-supported.

8 INCREASING FOCUS ON STUDENTS

9 STUDENT EXPECTATIONS Expectation that technology will:  Enable more flexible learning (National Union of Students, 2010)  Offer better administration, resource provision and support for independent learning and  Be applied where relevant, but will not undermine contact time on campus (Bone, 2013) Expectation of students as partners, not consumers. Active involvement in  Scoping and planning TEL developments  Co-creation - curriculum design (Wenstone, 2013)

10 CHANGING BUSINESS MODELS AND STRATEGIC FOCUSES 2012:  UK introduction of £9,000 fees  only 3% of courses fully online  MOOC revolution  Launch of initiatives such as Udacity, edX Coursera and FutureLearn  Concerns about MOOC business models  Sparked interest in online education – accelerator for pedagogic innovation on campus?  Now considering benefits of MOOCs for on-campus students Courses on FutureLearn

11 NEW APPROACHES TO SERVICE MANAGEMENT Outsourced support  Top 3: 1. Student (67%) 2. VLE (36%) 3. Staff (33%) Outsourced provision  Top 3: 1. Student (66%) 2. VLE (28%) 3. Staff (19%)  Outsourcing of TEL support and provision not well established  But growing uptake of cloud services such as Google Apps for Education and Microsoft 365

12 LOOKING TO THE FUTURE  Students as partners in curriculum design and adoption of TEL provision (Wenstone, 2013; Jisc, 2014)  Embedding of mobile technologies in the curriculum (UCISA, 2014)  Increased flexible, online provision – taught postgraduate and CPD.  Transfer of MOOC inspired pedagogies filtering down to on-campus teaching (Yuan, Powell and Olivier, 2014) - e.g. techniques for supporting large cohorts.  Greater use of learning analytics

13 FURTHER READING  More detail in the related conference paper: Walker, R. and Voce, J. (2014) Technology developments across the UK HE sector: reflections on recent UCISA research References  Bone, E. (2013). Improving learning experiences: Student attitudes towards the use of technology. NUS research study sponsored by Desire2Learn. Insights Roadshow, 16 December Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.  Jisc (2014). Summer of Student Innovation.  Yuan, l., Powell, S., & Olivier, B. (2014). Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions. CETIS white paper. Retrieved from:  UCISA (2014). Good Practice Guide. Mobile Learning: How mobile technologies can enhance the learning experience. Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association: Oxford, UK. Retrieved from:  Walker, R., Voce, J. & Jenkins, M. (2013). Charting the development of technology enhanced learning developments across the UK HE sector: a longitudinal perspective ( ). Interactive Learning Environments. Routledge: London.  Wenstone, R (2013). ‘It’s all about the learner’, Keynote speech at ALT-C 2013, Nottingham, UK September


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